Buddhist Studies

The Fearless Garuda—Emptiness & Absolute Bodhicitta: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III

January 28th—February 25th

Open to all! The Shambhala acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Shambhala Day Celebration

February 24th

On this first evening of the year of the Iron Mouse, we gather as a community to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a practice written 50 years ago by the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

March 7th

The White Tara practice group meets the first Saturday of each month. White Tara is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 8th

From humble beginnings, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading songs of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Class

with Acharya Holly Gayley

March 19th—April 9th

Bodhisattvas take a vow to work for the benefit of others until all sentient beings have attained enlightenment. This course is based on the Bodhisattva vow sourcebook and is open to all, whether or not you intend to take the Bodhisattva vow. Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

April 4th

The White Tara practice group meets the first Saturday of each month. White Tara is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. Continue »

The Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part I

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

April 6th—April 20th

In Part I of this course, focusing on the first yana, we will explore the path of individual liberation and the basic sanity of mindfulness-awareness practice through talks, guided meditations, and readings. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Holly Gayley

April 11th

The Bodhisattva vow is a commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the heart of bodhicitta and the commitment to develop kindness, friendliness and compassion. Continue »

Chöd Training & Practice - Cutting through self concern

with Kristine McCutcheon

April 17th—April 19th

Chöd literally means “cutting” — cutting through our obscuration’s, cutting ego-grasping and fixation, cutting through to the natural state. Continue »

The Bardos in Everyday Life

with Andrew Holecek

April 21st—May 26th

For the awakened ones, death is an illusion, and this course aims to lead you to that awakening. Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

May 2nd

The White Tara practice group meets the first Saturday of each month. White Tara is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. Continue »

The Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part II

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

May 4th—May 18th

In Part II,  focusing on the second yana, we will explore teachings and practices—such as tonglen—related to the awakened heart of compassion and the bravery of the bodhisattva path. Continue »

Chogyam Trungpa Conference (Vienna)

May 22nd—May 24th

We will gather at the Boulder Shambhala Center to participate in this conference remotely. Due to the time difference, some portions will be live streamed and other segments will be shown on video delay. More information and a detailed schedule coming soo Continue »

Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part III

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 1st—June 15th

In Part III, contemplating the third yana, we will work with teachings on indestructible sacredness reviewing readings from Trungpa Rinpoche's  The Heart of the Buddha, particularly the chapter "Sacred Outlook." Continue »

White Tara Practice Group

June 6th

The White Tara practice group meets the first Saturday of each month. White Tara is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. Continue »

Khandro Rinpoche

August 19th—August 20th

Save the dates! Continue »

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

September 25th—September 27th